Usher: ‘My Son Usher V Is Doing Well & Recovering’
First Published: August 7, 2013 9:07 PM EDT Credit: Getty Premium
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Usher says his son, Usher Raymond V, who was admitted to the ICU at an Atlanta hospital following a pool incident, is doing well.
“I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering,” Usher said in a statement released by his spokesperson on Wednesday evening.
The singer went on to thank fans for their support in the last two days.
“I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family’s well-being. I would like to thank my Aunt Rena as well as the doctors and nurses who are working with us around the clock,” his statement continued. “I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son’s life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews. They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them.”
As previously reported by the Associated Press, Usher Raymond V, just 5-years-old, became stuck in the drain of a pool at a home in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday.
A contractor working at the home, gave the boy CPR and he was later taken by paramedics to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite.
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